Covering an area of over 20,000 square meters, Beijing Haidian mosque was first built in late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty. During the Qing Dynasty the mosque was rebuilt and expanded to its present size today.
The layout of the mosque is a three-hall courtyard. The center of the mosque is the prayer hall, which holds three Baixia Houses. There is a Baishi platform in its front and kiln hall at its back. It’s an Islamic architectural style building with a square corners pavilion at the top. The teaching rooms are located in the south and north of the courtyard. It is amazing to find a vegetable garden and a Yidi place (a cemetery) in the yard.
The students are the majority Muslims attending the religious service. Most of them are from Beijing University, Central University of Nationalities, and Beijing Foreign Studies University. At the same time, foreign students studying in Beijing from other Arab countries and a large number of businessmen living in Beijing also attend the religious service there.